The Union of Farmers and Ranchers of Lower Guadalentin COAG Totana, on Tuesday held an urgent meeting with parraleros to report and analyze the amount of damage you want to apply Indemnity Agroseguro in rain damage and rot in grapes, contracted damage such policies by which, with a loss of 50%, the farmer will charge 0 â‚¬, when the product almost no longer be marketed.
The anger, discomfort and anger expressed in the more than a hundred farmers attending the event when it was analyzed that Agroseguro is applying a formula for maximum damage only 70% of the estimated production, applying also a 20% absolute franchise already applied in previous years, which means in practice that the damage caused by rotting in a bunch of grapes 20%, 30%, 40% and even 50% will not be charged, implanted formula for this season, throwing away the work of over 15 years in a risk management tool, which addressed these claims, insurance grapes, ending in the trash if the responsible authorities do not take urgent steps,
Those affected were frustrated together, as expectations you have when you pay a high cost of policy so high as to resist climatic adversities that agricultural insurance was going to cover the damages reasonably paid, mainly produced by decay Persistent rains occurred in late August and early September.
According to Chairman of COAG Totana, Isidoro Cayuela, is unacceptable Agroseguro formula to apply, under which indemnify the farmer from a 52% damage expert opinion on, paid only 2% of the sum insured, or what is the thereof secured a policy about 160,000 kg, which the farmer has paid â‚¬ 6,755 for having a sum insured in case of loss, â‚¬ 102,000, would be compensated only by the company Agroseguro â‚¬ 2,000, which means a mockery of farmers, we feel cheated and helpless.
Farmers at the meeting said they did not ask for handouts, but they require is that your insurance grapes, which have paid dearly, now cover losses suffered by the farmer and are compensated for the damages, under the same conditions than in previous campaigns.
With the support and approval of all participants, it has been agreed to require solutions and support of our politicians, City Hall, Ministry, Ministry, bodies that we are moving from COAG Murcia and that, absent quick solutions are begin to perform actions and mobilizations in defense of our family economy, continuity of operations and samples of our work, as all our livelihoods, present and future, is at stake.